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4 College Freshman

Local Area: The city of Austin has something to offer for everyone; it's diverse, fun and unique. Going downtown with friends, there is always something to do: from hitting the bars on 6th to going to concerts. There are also many beautiful parks around the city, and of course the food is legendary.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Prospects are pretty good for UT graduates, and you can make a lot of connections here that will help you in the future.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: If you're not Greek, you have a more difficult time finding people who are interested in talking to you. It's a big school, though, so just about every demographic and social group is represented if you can find them.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining hall food is good but expensive and has little variety. There are also on-campus food stores that take Bevo Bucks, which is nice.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: School spirit is a huge part of life at UT, and most people attend the games - that said, it's okay if you don't.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received an honors scholarship. The website for finding scholarships is helpful, but the financial aid office is usually very busy and rarely responds quickly to questions or requests.

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2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek students are not always friendly to those who are not Greek, and see them as outsiders.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The gyms are quality but crowded; there are many good libraries.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are high-quality but residents are not very social or friendly to each other.

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3 College Freshman

Majors: There is a lot of pride associated with the major and its difficulty

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: I'll never understand why people would ever complain about a lack of diversity on this campus. Walking around campus you see every type of person you can imagine. I, myself, am a multiracial person and could find my people quite easily. Inclusion, however, is a different story. Like anywhere, even here at UT Austin campion of diversity.. Students still tend to exclusively hang around their ethnic counterparts. Whites with whites, hispanics stick together, blacks do too.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The wait may be the biggest hassle but you end up getting what you need.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: Just do what you're supposed to do, don't get caught if you do something wrong, and you'll be fine.

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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Very popular with lots of options. You should definitely find something for you if you're interested.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Football games are almost a state-wide popular event. It's a great experience! Hook 'em \m/

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: UT obviously has many renowned educational programs and a wide variety to fit your interests. However, you still have to deal with common core because it is a public university. Until you get done with those it just feels like high school all over again education-wise.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: The majors are one of the top in the state/country! The school is very well known for being superior when it comes to academics, and you'll always find an amazing professor and outside help.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: My freshman year is still a blur in my memory because there are so many ways to go when it comes to partying. There's always some kind of frat party you can pay to get in or, apartment parties everywhere from west campus to riverside.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: Austin is absolutely amazing and very beautiful! It is very community based and they strive to make it a unique experience. There are so many high quality places to go to and eat/discover/hang out. Keep Austin Weird!

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: I am not a party person but there is somewhere to go basically every night especially Friday!

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There's always a job opening because the school is huge and it is generally student ran! The jobs are a good pay and they are extremely flexible for students. There are many off campus jobs available as well that are looking for students to apply.

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2 College Sophomore

Administration: UT administrates very well. The problem is that they give a lot of control to student-employees such as the Resident Assistants. Some of them can be a pain in the ass, others will let students drink in their dorms and get high as a kite nightly. TA's definitely have waay too much control on your grades and teaching, they often don't know what they're doing.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Jester is the best place to stay on campus for freshman. there are a lot of students, many dining options and it's right next to the gym and PCL! There's an event every week for the residents and they make sure that you feel connected and safe.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I think everyone will agree Jester is, well, Jester. It's huge, there's a ton of people. You will meet and make some of your closest friends your freshman year in the dorms. I knew people who lived in the other dorm buildings and they say similar things but on a smaller scale.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The one thing I loved most about Austin was the variety of authentic restaurants, food trucks, and late-night munchies options. However, it can be pretty expensive to eat out all the time. Best places to check out: Gordough's, Michi Ramen, Mellow Mushroom, obviously Kerbey Lane, Hopdoddy's, Homeslice, and Coco's.

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Most students agree that they have loved their time here at UT, and they wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. College is the best time of your life, and I can’t think of a better place to spend it than at the University of Texas. Students get a great education while having an awesome college town with everything at their disposal. Don’t try to graduate early. Enjoy your time at UT—go cheer on the Longhorns at all the home games for all sports: football, basketball, baseball, intramurals. See the amenities that the Forty Acres has to offer—the Harry Ransom Center, go to our libraries and see our more than eight million volumes. Go to Gregory Gym and the Rec Center—you have a free gym membership for four years or more—use it.

I came to UT convinced that I was going to transfer to a school in California in the spring. I spent two days here before school started and I never wanted to leave, even to go home and visit my parents and high school friends! I couldn’t leave because I was always afraid that I would miss something because there was always something exciting going on. If you are worried about the fact that UT is so big, don’t. All you have to do is find your niche, and everything else should fall into place. You can find it within your dorm, apartment, organization, fraternity, sorority, or classmates. Although, at times, it may seem overwhelming, UT is not nearly as big as it sounds. All you have to do is make friends, which you will, and the campus will seem infinitely smaller. Come join us!

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